Login Module Reference

Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 7.0

For Use with Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 7.0

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Abstract

The intent of this document is to provide a reference for the login modules available in Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform. For more background information on how login modules work in JBoss EAP, see the Security Architecture for JBoss EAP document.

Preface

The purpose of this document is to provide a complete reference to the various login modules available for use with security domains in JBoss EAP.

Chapter 1. Login Module Overview

The basics of login modules and their use within security domains are covered in the Security Domains section in the JBoss EAP Security Architecture guide.

1.1. About the Organization of this Document

The login modules covered in this document are organized into the following functional areas:

Login Module Functional Organization

This guide also provides reference information for related topics such as authorization modules, password stacking and password hashing.

1.2. Extension Hierarchy

The vast majority of the login modules covered in this document actually extend the configuration options and functionality of other login modules. The structure the login modules use to extend functionality forms a hierarchy:

Most of the login modules in the hierarchy are concrete Java classes that are instantiated and used by JBoss EAP, but there are a few abstract classes that cannot be instantiated and used directly. The purpose of these abstract classes are to provide common functionality and to serve purely as a base class for other login modules to extend.

Important

By default, login modules inherit all behavior and options from login modules they extend, but they may also override that behavior from their parent login module. In some cases, this may lead to certain options that are inherited by a login module from their parent but go unused.

Chapter 2. Abstract Login Modules

The abstract login modules are abstract Java classes that are extended by the other login modules in order to provide common functionality and configuration options. The abstract login modules may never be used directly, but the configuration options are available to any login modules that extend them.

2.1. AbstractServer Login Module

Short name: AbstractServerLoginModule

Full name: org.jboss.security.auth.spi.AbstractServerLoginModule

The AbstractServer Login Module serves as a base class for many login modules as well as several abstract login modules. It implements the common functionality required for a JAAS server side login module and implements the PicketBox standard Subject usage pattern of storing identities and roles.

OptionTypeDefaultDescription

principalClass

A fully-qualified classname

org.jboss.security.SimplePrincipal

A Principal implementation class which contains a constructor that takes String argument for the principal name.

module

String

none

A reference to a jboss-module that can be used to load a custom callback/validator.

unauthenticatedIdentity

String

none

This defines the principal name that should be assigned to requests that contain no authentication information. This can allow unprotected servlets to invoke methods on EJBs that do not require a specific role. Such a principal has no associated roles and can only access unsecured EJBs or EJB methods that are associated with the unchecked permission constraint. See the Unauthenticated Identity section for more details.

password-stacking

useFirstPass or false

false

See the Password Stacking section for more details.

2.1.1. Unauthenticated Identity

Not all requests are received in an authenticated format. The unauthenticatedIdentity login module configuration assigns a specific identity, guest for example, to requests that are made with no associated authentication information. This can be used to allow unprotected servlets to invoke methods on EJBs that do not require a specific role. Such a principal has no associated roles and so can only access either unsecured EJBs or EJB methods that are associated with the unchecked permission constraint. For example, this configuration option can be used in the UsersRoles and Remoting Login Modules

2.1.2. Password Stacking

Multiple login modules can be chained together in a stack, with each login module providing both the credentials verification and role assignment during authentication. This works for many use cases, but sometimes credentials verification and role assignment are split across multiple user management stores.

Consider the case where users are managed in a central LDAP server but application-specific roles are stored in the application’s relational database. The password-stacking module option captures this relationship.

To use password stacking, each login module should set the password-stacking attribute to useFirstPass, which is located in the <module-option> section. If a previous module configured for password stacking has authenticated the user, all the other stacking modules will consider the user authenticated and only attempt to provide a set of roles for the authorization step.

When password-stacking option is set to useFirstPass, this module first looks for a shared user name and password under the property names javax.security.auth.login.name and javax.security.auth.login.password respectively in the login module shared state map.

If found, these properties are used as the principal name and password. If not found, the principal name and password are set by this login module and stored under the property names javax.security.auth.login.name and javax.security.auth.login.password respectively.

Note

When using password stacking, set all modules to be required. This ensures that all modules are considered, and have the chance to contribute roles to the authorization process.

2.2. UsernamePassword Login Module

Short name: UsernamePasswordLoginModule

Full name: org.jboss.security.auth.spi.UsernamePasswordLoginModule

Parent: AbstractServer Login Module

The UsernamePassword Login Module is an abstract login module that imposes an identity == String username, credentials == String password view on the login process. It inherits all the fields from Abstract Server login module in addition to the below fields.

OptionTypeDefaultDescription

ignorePasswordCase

boolean

false

A flag indicating if the password comparison should ignore case.

digestCallback

A fully-qualified classname

none

The class name of the org.jboss.crypto.digest.DigestCallback implementation that includes pre/post digest content like salts for hashing the input password. Only used if hashAlgorithm has been specified and hashUserPassword is set to true.

storeDigestCallback

A fully-qualified classname

none

The class name of the org.jboss.crypto.digest.DigestCallback implementation that includes pre/post digest content like salts for hashing the store/expected password. Only used if hashStorePassword is true and hashAlgorithm has been specified.

throwValidateError

boolean

false

A flag that indicates whether validation errors should be exposed to clients or not.

inputValidator

A fully-qualified classname

none

The instance of the org.jboss.security.auth.spi.InputValidator implementation used to validate the username and password supplied by the client.

Note

The UsernamePassword Login Module options, regarding password hashing, are described in the next section.

2.2.1. Password Hashing

Most login modules must compare a client-supplied password to a password stored in a user management system. These modules generally work with plain text passwords, but can be configured to support hashed passwords to prevent plain text passwords from being stored on the server side. JBoss EAP supports the ability to configure the hashing algorithm, encoding, and character set as well as when the user password and store password are hashed.

The following are password hashing options that can be configured as part of a login module that has UsernamePassword Login Module as a parent:

OptionTypeDefaultDescription

hashAlgorithm

String representing a password hashing algorithm.

none

Name of the java.security.MessageDigest algorithm to use to hash the password. There is no default so this option must be specified to enable hashing. Typical values are SHA-256, SHA-1 and MD5. When hashAlgorithm is specified and hashUserPassword is set to true, the clear text password obtained from the CallbackHandler is hashed before it is passed to UsernamePasswordLoginModule.validatePassword as the inputPassword argument.

hashEncoding

String

base64

The String format for the hashed password, if hashAlgorithm is also set. May specify one of three encoding types: base64, hex or rfc2617.

hashCharset

String

The default encoding set in the container’s runtime environment

The name of the charset/encoding to use when converting the password String to a byte array.

hashUserPassword

boolean

true

A flag indicating if the user entered password should be hashed. The hashed user password is compared against the value in the login module, which is expected to be a hash of the password.

hashStorePassword

boolean

false

A flag indicating if the store password returned should be hashed. This is used for digest authentication, where the user submits a hash of the user password along with a request-specific tokens from the server to be compare. The hash algorithm, for digest, this would be rfc2617, is utilized to compute a server-side hash, which should match the hashed value sent from the client.

passwordIsA1Hash

boolean

 

A flag used by the org.jboss.security.auth.callback.RFC2617Digest when it is configured as the digestCallback or storeDigestCallback. If true, incoming password will not be hashed since it is already hashed.

2.3. AbstractPasswordCredential Login Module

Short name: AbstractPasswordCredentialLoginModule

Full name: org.picketbox.datasource.security.AbstractPasswordCredentialLoginModule

Parent: AbstractServer Login Module

AbstractPasswordCredential Login Module is a base login module that handles PasswordCredentials.

2.4. Common Login Module

Short name: CommonLoginModule

Full name: org.jboss.security.negotiation.common.CommonLoginModule

Parent: AbstractServer Login Module

Common Login Module is an abstract login module that serves as a base login module for some login modules within JBoss Negotiation.

Chapter 3. Login Modules Without External Identity Store

3.1. Identity Login Module

Short name: Identity

Full name: org.jboss.security.auth.spi.IdentityLoginModule

Parent: AbstractServer Login Module

Identity login module is a simple login module that associates a hard-coded user name to any subject authenticated against the module. It creates a SimplePrincipal instance using the name specified by the principal option. This login module is useful when a fixed identity is required to be provided to a service. This can also be used in development environments for testing the security associated with a given principal and associated roles.

Table 3.1. Identity Login Module Options

OptionTypeDefaultDescription

principal

String

guest

The name to use for the principal.

roles

comma-separated list of Strings

none

A comma-delimited list of roles which will be assigned to the subject.

3.2. UsersRoles Login Module

Short name: UsersRoles

Full name: org.jboss.security.auth.spi.UsersRolesLoginModule

Parent: UsernamePassword Login Module

UsersRoles login module is a simple login module that supports multiple users and user roles loaded from Java properties files. The primary purpose of this login module is to easily test the security settings of multiple users and roles using properties files deployed with the application.

Table 3.2. UsersRoles Login Module Options

OptionTypeDefaultDescription

usersProperties

Path to a file or resource.

users.properties

The file or resource which contains the user-to-password mappings. The format of the file is username=password

rolesProperties

Path to a file or resource.

roles.properties

The file or resource which contains the user-to-role mappings. The format of the file is username=role1,role2,role3

defaultUsersProperties

String

defaultUsers.properties

The name of the properties resource containing the username-to-password mappings that will be used as the default properties passed to the usersProperties properties.

defaultRolesProperties

String

defaultRoles.properties

The name of the properties resource containing the username-to-roles mappings that will be used as the default properties passed to the usersProperties properties.

roleGroupSeperator

String

.

The character used to separate the role group name from the username, for example jduke.CallerPrincipal=…​.

3.3. PropertiesUsers Login Module

Short name: PropertiesUsers

Full name: org.jboss.security.auth.spi.PropertiesUsersLoginModule

Parent: UsersRoles Login Module

The PropertiesUsers login module that uses a properties file to store usernames and passwords for authentication. No authorization, role mapping, is provided. This module is only appropriate for testing.

3.4. SimpleUsers Login Module

Short name: SimpleUsers

Full name: org.jboss.security.auth.spi.SimpleUsersLoginModule

Parent: PropertiesUsers Login Module

The SimpleUsers login module that stores the username and clear-text password using module-option. module-option’s `name and value attributes specify a username and password. It is included for testing only, and is not appropriate for a production environment.

3.5. SecureIdentity Login Module

Short name: SecureIdentity

Full name: org.picketbox.datasource.security.SecureIdentityLoginModule

Parent: AbstractPasswordCredential Login Module

The SecurityIdentity login module is a module that is provided for legacy purposes. It allows users to encrypt a password and then use the encrypted password with a static principal. If an application uses SecureIdentity, consider using a password vault mechanism instead.

Table 3.3. SecureIdentity Login Module Options

OptionTypeDefaultDescription

username

String

none

The username for authentication.

password

encrypted String

""

The password to use for authentication. To encrypt the password, use the module directly at the command line, for example java org.picketbox.datasource.security.SecureIdentityLoginModule password_to_encrypt, and paste the result of this command into the module option’s value field. The default value is an empty String.

managedConnectionFactoryName

JCA resource

none

The name of the JCA connection factory for your datasource.

3.6. ConfiguredIdentity Login Module

Short name: ConfiguredIdentity

Full name: org.picketbox.datasource.security.ConfiguredIdentityLoginModule

Parent: AbstractPasswordCredential Login Module

The ConfiguredIdentity login module associates the principal specified in the module options with any subject authenticated against the module. The type of Principal class used is org.jboss.security.SimplePrincipal.

Table 3.4. ConfiguredIdentity Login Module Options

OptionTypeDefaultDescription

username

String

none

The username for authentication.

password

encrypted String

""

The password to use for authentication, which can be encrypted via the vault mechanism. The default value is an empty String.

principal

Name of a principal

none

The principal which will be associated with any subject authenticated against the module.

3.7. Simple Login Module

Short name: Simple

Full name: org.jboss.security.auth.spi.SimpleServerLoginModule

Parent: UsernamePassword Login Module

The Simple login module is a module for quick setup of security for testing purposes. It implements the following simple algorithm:

  • If the password is null, authenticate the user and assign an identity of guest and a role of guest.
  • Otherwise, if the password is equal to the user, assign an identity equal to the username and both user and guest roles.
  • Otherwise, authentication fails.

The Simple login module has no options.

3.8. Disabled Login Module

Short name: Disabled

Full name: org.jboss.security.auth.spi.DisabledLoginModule

A login module that always fails authentication. It is to be used for a security domain that needs to be disabled, for instance when we do not want JAAS to fall back to using the other security domain.

Table 3.5. Disabled Login Module Options

OptionTypeDefaultDescription

jboss.security.security_domain

String

 

Name of security domain to display in error message.

3.9. Anon Login Module

Short name: Anon

Full name: org.jboss.security.auth.spi.AnonLoginModule

Parent: UsernamePassword Login Module

A simple login module that allows for the specification of the identity of unauthenticated users via the unauthenticatedIdentity property. This login module has no additional options beyond its inherited options from UsernamePassword Login Module.

3.10. RunAs Login Module

Short name: RunAs

Full name: org.jboss.security.auth.spi.RunAsLoginModule

The RunAs login module is a helper module that pushes a run as role onto the stack for the duration of the login phase of authentication, then pops the run as role from the stack in either the commit or abort phase. The purpose of this login module is to provide a role for other login modules that must access secured resources in order to perform their authentication, for example, a login module that accesses a secured EJB. RunAs login module must be configured ahead of the login modules that require a run as role established.

Table 3.6. RunAs Login Module Options

OptionTypeDefaultDescription

roleName

role name

nobody

The name of the role to use as the run as role during the login phase.

principalName

principal name

nobody

Name of the principal to use as the run as principal during login phase. If not specified a default of nobody is used.

principalClass

A fully-qualified classname.

org.jboss.security.SimplePrincipal

A Principal implementation class which contains a constructor that takes String arguments for the principal name.

3.11. RoleMapping Login Module

Short name: RoleMapping

Full name: org.jboss.security.auth.spi.RoleMappingLoginModule

Parent: AbstractServer Login Module

The RoleMapping login module is a login module that supports mapping roles, that are the end result of the authentication process, to one or more declarative roles. For example, if the authentication process has determined that the user John has the roles ldapAdmin and testAdmin, and the declarative role defined in the web.xml or ejb-jar.xml file for access is admin, then this login module maps the admin roles to John. The RoleMapping login module must be defined as an optional module to a login module configuration as it alters mapping of the previously mapped roles.

Table 3.7. RoleMapping Login Module Options

OptionTypeDefaultDescription

rolesProperties

The fully-qualified file path and name of a properties file or resource

none

The fully-qualified file path and name of a properties file or resource which maps roles to replacement roles. The format is original_role=role1,role2,role3

replaceRole

true or false

false

Whether to add to the current roles, or replace the current roles with the mapped ones. Replaces if set to true.

3.12. RealmDirect Login Module

Short name: RealmDirect

Full name: org.jboss.as.security.RealmDirectLoginModule

Parent: UsernamePassword Login Module

The RealmDirect login module allows for the use of an existing security realm to be used in making authentication and authorization decisions. When configured, this module will look up identity information using the referenced realm for making authentication decisions and delegate to that security realm for authorization decisions. For example, the pre-configured other security domain that ships with JBoss EAP has a RealmDirect login module. If no realm is referenced in this module, the ApplicationRealm security realm is used by default.

Table 3.8. RealmDirect Login Module Options

OptionTypeDefaultDescription

realm

String

ApplicationRealm

Name of the desired realm.

3.13. RealmUsersRoles Login Module

Short name: RealmUsersRoles

Full name: org.jboss.as.security.RealmUsersRolesLoginModule

Parent: UsersRoles Login Module

A login module which can authenticate users from given realm. Used for remoting calls. Use of RealmDirect is recommended instead of RealmUsersRoles.

Table 3.9. RealmUsersRoles Login Module Options

OptionTypeDefaultDescription

realm

String

ApplicationRealm

Name of the desired realm.

hashAlgorithm

String

REALM

Static value set by login module for option from inherited UsernamePassword Login Module.

hashStorePassword

String

false

Static value set by login module for option from inherited UsernamePassword Login Module.

Chapter 4. Login Modules With External Identity Store

4.1. Database Login Module

Short name: Database

Full name: org.jboss.security.auth.spi.DatabaseServerLoginModule

Parent: UsernamePassword Login Module

The Database login module is a JDBC login module that supports authentication and role mapping. This login module is used if user name, password and role information are stored in a relational database. This works by providing a reference to logical tables containing Principals and Roles in the expected format.

Table 4.1. Database Login Module Options

OptionTypeDefaultDescription

dsJndiName

A JNDI resource

java:/DefaultDS

The name of the JNDI resource storing the authentication information.

principalsQuery

prepared SQL statement

select Password from Principals where PrincipalID=?

The prepared SQL query to obtain the information about the principal.

rolesQuery

prepared SQL statement

none

The prepared SQL query to obtain the information about the roles. It should be equivalent to query 'select Role, RoleGroup from Roles where PrincipalID=?', where Role is the role name and the RoleGroup column value should always be either Roles with a capital R or CallerPrincipal.

suspendResume

boolean

true

Whether any existing JTA transaction should be suspended during database operations.

transactionManagerJndiName

JNDI Resource

java:/TransactionManager

The JNDI name of the transaction manager used by the login module.

4.2. DatabaseUsers Login Module

Short name: DatabaseUsers

Full name: org.jboss.security.DatabaseUsers

Alias to Database Login Module for compatibility reasons.

4.3. Ldap Login Module

Short name: Ldap

Full name: org.jboss.security.auth.spi.LdapLoginModule

Parent: UsernamePassword Login Module

Ldap login module is a login module implementation that authenticates against an LDAP server. The security subsystem connects to the LDAP server using connection information, a java.naming.security.principal that has permissions to search both the baseCtxDN and rolesCtxDN trees for the user and roles, provided using a JNDI initial context. When a user attempts to authenticate, the LDAP login module connects to the LDAP server, and passes the user’s credentials to the LDAP server. Upon successful authentication, an InitialLDAPContext is created for that user within JBoss EAP, populated with the user’s roles.

Table 4.2. Ldap Login Module Options

OptionTypeDefaultDescription

principalDNPrefix

String

 

Prefix added to the username to form the user DN. You can prompt the user for a username and build the fully-qualified DN by using the principalDNPrefix and principalDNSuffix.

principalDNSuffix

String

 

Suffix added to the username to form the user DN. You can prompt the user for a username and build the fully-qualified DN by using the principalDNPrefix and principalDNSuffix.

rolesCtxDN

fully-qualified DN

none

The fully-qualified DN for the context to search for user roles.

userRolesCtxDNAttributeName

attribute

none

The attribute in the user object that contains the DN for the context to search for user roles. This differs from rolesCtxDN in that the context to search for a user’s roles may be unique for each user.

roleAttributeID

attribute

roles

Name of the attribute containing the user roles.

roleAttributeIsDN

true or false

false

Whether or not the roleAttributeID contains the fully-qualified DN of a role object. If false, the role name is taken from the value of the roleNameAttributeId attribute of the context name. Certain directory schemas, such as Microsoft Active Directory, require this attribute to be set to true.

roleNameAttributeID

attribute

name

Name of the attribute within the roleCtxDN context which contains the role name. If the roleAttributeIsDN property is set to true, this property is used to find the role object’s name attribute.

uidAttributeID

attribute

uid

Name of the attribute in the UserRolesAttributeDN that corresponds to the user ID. This is used to locate the user roles.

matchOnUserDN

true or false

false

Whether or not the search for user roles should match on the user’s fully-distinguished DN or the username only. If true, the full user DN is used as the match value. If false, only the username is used as the match value against the uidAttributeName attribute.

allowEmptyPasswords

true or false

false

Whether to allow empty passwords. Most LDAP servers treat empty passwords as anonymous login attempts. To reject empty passwords, set this to false.

searchTimeLimit

integer

10000, or 10 seconds

The timeout in milliseconds for user or role searches.

searchScope

One of: OBJECT_SCOPE, ONELEVEL_SCOPE, SUBTREE_SCOPE

SUBTREE_SCOPE

The search scope to use.

jaasSecurityDomain

String

none

The JMX ObjectName of the JaasSecurityDomain used to decrypt the java.naming.security.credentials. The encrypted form of the password is returned by the decode64(String) method which is called on the object passed in this option.

Note

For information about additional LDAP context properties related to connecting to an LDAP server and creating an initial context, see LDAP Connectivity Options.

Note

While this login module does inherit the ignorePasswordCase option from its parent, UsernamePassword Login Module, it is not used by this specific login module.

4.4. LdapExtended Login Module

Short name: LdapExtended

Full name: org.jboss.security.auth.spi.LdapExtLoginModule

Parent: UsernamePassword Login Module

The LdapExtended login module searches for the user to bind, as well as the associated roles, for authentication. The roles query recursively follows DNs to navigate a hierarchical role structure. The login module options include whatever options are supported by the chosen LDAP JNDI provider supports.

The authentication happens in two steps:

  1. An initial bind to the LDAP server is done using the bindDN and bindCredential options. The bindDN is an LDAP user with the ability to search both the baseCtxDN and rolesCtxDN trees for the user and roles. The user DN to authenticate against is queried using the filter specified by the baseFilter attribute.
  2. The resulting user DN is authenticated by binding to the LDAP server using the user DN as a principal name and the password obtained by the callback handler as the principal’s credentials.

Table 4.3. LdapExtended Login Module Options

OptionTypeDefaultDescription

baseCtxDN

fully-qualified DN

none

The fixed DN of the top-level context to begin the user search.

bindCredential

String, optionally encrypted

none

Used to store the credentials for the DN.

bindDN

fully-qualified DN

none

The DN used to bind against the LDAP server for the user and roles queries. This DN needs read and search permissions on the baseCtxDN and rolesCtxDN values.

baseFilter

LDAP filter String

none

A search filter used to locate the context of the user to authenticate. The input username or userDN obtained from the login module callback is substituted into the filter anywhere a {0} expression is used. A common example for the search filter is (uid={0}).

jaasSecurityDomain

String

none

The JMX ObjectName of the JaasSecurityDomain used to decrypt the password.

rolesCtxDN

fully-qualified DN

none

The fixed DN of the context to search for user roles. This is not the DN where the actual roles are, but the DN where the objects containing the user roles are. For example, in a Microsoft Active Directory server, this is the DN where the user account is.

roleFilter

LDAP filter String

none

A search filter used to locate the roles associated with the authenticated user. The input username or userDN obtained from the login module callback is substituted into the filter anywhere a {0} expression is used. The authenticated userDN is substituted into the filter anywhere a {1} is used. An example search filter that matches on the input username is (member={0}). An alternative that matches on the authenticated userDN is (member={1}).

roleAttributeID

attribute

role

Name of the attribute containing the user roles.

roleAttributeIsDN

true or false

false

Whether or not the roleAttributeID contains the fully-qualified DN of a role object. If false, the role name is taken from the value of the roleNameAttributeId attribute of the context name. Certain directory schemas, such as Microsoft Active Directory, require this attribute to be set to true.

defaultRole

Role name

none

A role included for all authenticated users

parseRoleNameFromDN

true or false

false

A flag indicating if the DN returned by a query contains the roleNameAttributeID. If set to true, the DN is checked for the roleNameAttributeID. If set to false, the DN is not checked for the roleNameAttributeID. This flag can improve the performance of LDAP queries.

parseUsername

true or false

false

A flag indicating if the DN is to be parsed for the username. If set to true, the DN is parsed for the username. If set to false the DN is not parsed for the username. This option is used together with usernameBeginString and usernameEndString.

usernameBeginString

String

none

Defines the String which is to be removed from the start of the DN to reveal the username. This option is used together with usernameEndString and only taken into account if parseUsername is set to true.

usernameEndString

String

none

Defines the String which is to be removed from the end of the DN to reveal the username. This option is used together with usernameBeginString and only taken into account if parseUsername is set to true.

roleNameAttributeID

attribute

name

Name of the attribute within the roleCtxDN context which contains the role name. If the roleAttributeIsDN property is set to true, this property is used to find the role object’s name attribute.

distinguishedNameAttribute

attribute

distinguishedName

The name of the attribute in the user entry that contains the DN of the user. This may be necessary if the DN of the user itself contains special characters, backslash for example, that prevent correct user mapping. If the attribute does not exist, the entry’s DN is used.

roleRecursion

integer

0

The numbers of levels of recursion the role search will go below a matching context. Disable recursion by setting this to 0.

searchTimeLimit

integer

10000, or 10 seconds

The timeout in milliseconds for user or role searches.

searchScope

One of: OBJECT_SCOPE, ONELEVEL_SCOPE, SUBTREE_SCOPE

SUBTREE_SCOPE

The search scope to use.

allowEmptyPasswords

true or false

false

Whether to allow empty passwords. Most LDAP servers treat empty passwords as anonymous login attempts. To reject empty passwords, set this to false.

referralUserAttributeIDToCheck

attribute

none

If you are not using referrals, this option can be ignored. When using referrals, this option denotes the attribute name which contains users defined for a certain role, for example member, if the role object is inside the referral. Users are checked against the content of this attribute name. If this option is not set, the check will always fail, so role objects cannot be stored in a referral tree.

Note

For information about additional LDAP context properties related to connecting to an LDAP server and creating an initial context, see LDAP Connectivity Options.

Note

While this login module does inherit the ignorePasswordCase option from its parent, UsernamePassword Login Module, it is not used by this specific login module.

Note

In cases when you are using Microsoft Active Directory with a crossRef object for creating referrals, you should take into account that LDAP Login Modules use only one value for baseCtxDN and only one value for rolesCtxDN. For that reason, initial users and roles should be stored in one Microsoft Active Directory domain to accommodate the possibility of using LDAP referrals.

4.5. AdvancedLdap Login Module

Short name: AdvancedLdap

Full name: org.jboss.security.negotiation.AdvancedLdapLoginModule

Parent: Common Login Module

The AdvancedLdap login module is a module which provides additional functionality, such as SASL and the use of a JAAS security domain. In cases where users wish to use LDAP with the SPNEGO authentication or skip some of the authentication phases while using an LDAP server, consider using the AdvancedLdap login module chained with the SPNEGO login module or only the AdvancedLdap login module.

AdvancedLdap login module differs from LdapExtended login module in the following ways:

  • The top level role is queried only for roleAttributeID and not for roleNameAttributeID.
  • When the roleAttributeIsDN module property is set to false, the recursive role search is disabled even if the recurseRoles module option is set to true.

Table 4.4. AdvancedLdap Login Module Options

OptionTypeDefaultDescription

bindDN

fully-qualified DN

none

The DN used to bind against the LDAP server for the user and roles queries. This DN needs read and search permissions on the baseCtxDN and rolesCtxDN values.

bindCredential

String, optionally encrypted

none

Used to store the credentials for the DN.

jaasSecurityDomain

String

none

The JMX ObjectName of the JaasSecurityDomain used to decrypt the password.

java.naming.provider.url

String

If the value of java.naming.security.protocol is SSL, ldap://localhost:686, otherwise ldap://localhost:389

The URI of the directory server.

baseCtxDN

fully-qualified DN

none

The distinguished name to use as the base for searches.

baseFilter

String representing an LDAP search filter.

none

The filter to use to narrow down search results.

searchTimeLimit

integer

10000, or 10 seconds

The timeout in milliseconds for user or role searches.

roleAttributeID

String value representing an LDAP attribute.

none

The LDAP attribute which contains the names of authorization roles.

roleAttributeIsDN

true or false

false

Whether the role attribute is a Distinguished Name, DN.

rolesCtxDN

fully-qualified DN

none

The fully-qualified DN for the context to search for user roles.

roleFilter

LDAP filter String

none

A search filter used to locate the roles associated with the authenticated user. The input username or userDN obtained from the login module callback is substituted into the filter anywhere a {0} expression is used. The authenticated userDN is substituted into the filter anywhere a {1} is used. An example search filter that matches on the input username is (member={0}). An alternative that matches on the authenticated userDN is (member={1}).

recurseRoles

true or false

false

Whether to recursively search the roleAttributeID for roles.

roleNameAttributeID

String representing an LDAP attribute.

none

The attribute contained within the roleAttributeID which contains the actual role attribute.

referralUserAttributeIDToCheck

attribute

none

If you are not using referrals, this option can be ignored. When using referrals, this option denotes the attribute name which contains users defined for a certain role, for example member, if the role object is inside the referral. Users are checked against the content of this attribute name. If this option is not set, the check will always fail, so role objects cannot be stored in a referral tree.

searchScope

One of: OBJECT_SCOPE, ONELEVEL_SCOPE, SUBTREE_SCOPE

SUBTREE_SCOPE

The search scope to use.

allowEmptyPassword

true or false

false

Whether to allow empty passwords. Most LDAP servers treat empty passwords as anonymous login attempts. To reject empty passwords, set this to false.

bindAuthentication

String

If the system property java.naming.security.authentication is set, it uses that value, otherwise it defaults to simple.

The type of SASL authentication to use for binding to the directory server.

Note

For information about additional LDAP context properties related to connecting to an LDAP server and creating an initial context, see LDAP Connectivity Options.

Note

In cases when you are using Microsoft Active Directory with a crossRef object for creating referrals, you should take into account that LDAP Login Modules use only one value for baseCtxDN and only one value for rolesCtxDN. For that reason, initial users and roles should be stored in one Microsoft Active Directory domain to accommodate the possibility of using LDAP referrals.

4.6. AdvancedADLdap Login Module

Short name: AdvancedADLdap

Full name: org.jboss.security.negotiation.AdvancedADLoginModule

Parent: AdvancedLdap Login Module

The AdvancedADLdap login module adds extra parameters that are relevant to Microsoft Active Directory but has no additional configurable options beyond the ones available in AdvancedLdap Login Module.

Note

For information about additional LDAP context properties related to connecting to an LDAP server and creating an initial context, see LDAP Connectivity Options.

4.7. LDAP Connectivity Options

The LDAP connectivity information is provided as configuration options that are passed through to the environment object used to create JNDI initial context. These configuration options can be utilized by the Ldap Login Module, LdapExtended Login Module, AdvancedLdap Login Module, and AdvancedADLdap Login Module.

The standard LDAP JNDI properties used include the following:

OptionTypeDefaultDescription

java.naming.factory.initial

class name

com.sun.jndi.ldap.LdapCtxFactory

InitialContextFactory implementation class name.

java.naming.provider.url

ldap:// URL

If the value of java.naming.security.protocol is SSL, ldap://localhost:636, otherwise ldap://localhost:389

URL for the LDAP server.

java.naming.security.authentication

none, simple, or the name of a SASL mechanism

The default is simple. If the property is explicitly undefined, the behavior is determined by the service provider.

The security level to use to bind to the LDAP server.

java.naming.security.protocol

transport protocol

If unspecified, determined by the provider.

The transport protocol to use for secure access, such as SSL.

java.naming.security.principal

String

none

The name of the principal for authenticating the caller to the service. This is built from other properties described below.

java.naming.security.credentials

credential type

none

The type of credential used by the authentication scheme. Some examples include hashed password, clear-text password, key, or certificate. If this property is unspecified, the behavior is determined by the service provider.

User authentication is performed by connecting to the LDAP server, based on the login module configuration options. Connecting to the LDAP server is done by creating an InitialLdapContext with an environment composed of the LDAP JNDI properties. The initial context implementation that is actually used depends on the initial context factory method configured. The initial context factory is defined using the java.naming.factory.initial property and gets its configuration from environment properties provided, for example java.naming.provider.url. This allows for arbitrary properties, as well as related login module options, to be used for custom initial context factories.

Note

Additional default and common options available for creating an initial context available in the javax.naming.Context interface javadoc.

4.8. LdapUsers Login Module

Short name: LdapUsers

Full name: org.jboss.security.auth.spi.LdapUsersLoginModule

Parent: UsernamePassword Login Module

The LdapUsers module is superseded by the LdapExtended and AdvancedLdap modules.

4.9. Kerberos Login Module

Short name: Kerberos

Full name: org.jboss.security.negotiation.KerberosLoginModule

The Kerberos login module performs Kerberos login authentication, using GSSAPI. This login module wraps the JDK supplied module, com.sun.security.auth.module.Krb5LoginModule for the Oracle JDK and com.ibm.security.auth.module.Krb5LoginModule for the IBM JDK, and provides additional logic for credential delegation and adding a GSSCredential to the populated Subject.

This module needs to be paired with another module which handles the authentication and roles mapping.

Important

The below table lists the options available for org.jboss.security.negotiation.KerberosLoginModule, but options from the module supplied by the JDK can also be configured. For more details on each JDK’s module options, please consult the Oracle and IBM Javadocs.

Table 4.5. Kerberos Login Module Options

OptionTypeDefaultDescription

delegationCredential

IGNORE, REQUIRE, or USE

IGNORE

Defines how this login module handles delegation. IGNORE specifies to not use the delegate credential and to perform normal Kerberos authentication. USE specifies to use a GSSCredential if available to populate a Subject, otherwise fall back to standard Kerberos authentication if unavailable. REQUIRE specifies to use a GSSCredential and fail authentication if one is not available.

addGSSCredential

boolean

false

Enables adding a GSSCredential to the private credentials of the populated Subject.

wrapGSSCredential

boolean

false

Specifies if any GSSCredential being added to the Subject should be wrapped to prevent disposal. This has no effect if a GSSCredential is not being added to the Subject.

credentialLifetime

integer

GSSCredential.DEFAULT_LIFETIME

The lifetime in seconds of the GSSCredential, a negative value will set this to GSSCredential.INDEFINITE_LIFETIME.

4.10. SPNEGO Login Module

Short name: SPNEGO

Full name: org.jboss.security.negotiation.spnego.SPNEGOLoginModule

Parent: Common Login Module

The SPNEGO login module is an implementation of login module that establishes caller identity and credentials with a KDC. The module implements SPNEGO, Simple and Protected GSSAPI Negotiation mechanism, and is a part of the JBoss Negotiation project. This authentication can be used in the chained configuration with the AdvancedLdap login module to allow cooperation with an LDAP server.

Table 4.6. SPNEGO Login Module Options

OptionTypeDefaultDescription

serverSecurityDomain

String

null

Defines the domain that is used to retrieve the identity of the server service through the kerberos login module. This property must be set.

removeRealmFromPrincipal

boolean

false

Specifies that the Kerberos realm should be removed from the principal before further processing.

usernamePasswordDomain

String

null

Specifies another security domain within the configuration that should be used as a failover login when Kerberos fails.

Chapter 5. Certificate-Based Login Modules

5.1. Certificate Login Module

Short name: Certificate

Full name: org.jboss.security.auth.spi.BaseCertLoginModule

Parent: AbstractServer Login Module

Certificate login module authenticates users based on X509 certificates. A typical use case for this login module is CLIENT-CERT authentication in the web tier. This login module only performs authentication and must be combined with another login module capable of acquiring authorization roles to completely define access to a secured web or EJB components. Two subclasses of this login module, CertRoles Login Module and DatabaseCert Login Module extend the behavior to obtain the authorization roles from either a properties file or database.

Table 5.1. Certificate Login Module Options

OptionTypeDefaultDescription

securityDomain

String

other

Name of the security domain that has the JSSE configuration for the truststore holding the trusted certificates.

verifier

class

none

The class name of the org.jboss.security.auth.certs.X509CertificateVerifier to use for verification of the login certificate.

5.2. CertificateRoles Login Module

Short name: CertificateRoles

Full name: org.jboss.security.auth.spi.CertRolesLoginModule

Parent: Certificate Login Module

The CertificateRoles login module adds role mapping capabilities from a properties file using the following options:

Table 5.2. CertificateRoles Login Module Options

OptionTypeDefaultDescription

rolesProperties

String

roles.properties

The name of the resource or file containing the roles to assign to each user. The role properties file must be in the format username=role1,role2 where the username is the DN of the certificate, escaping any equals and space characters. The following example is in the correct format: CN\=unit-tests-client,\ OU\=Red\ Hat\ Inc.,\ O\=Red\ Hat\ Inc.,\ ST\=North\ Carolina,\ C\=US

defaultRolesProperties

String

defaultRoles.properties

Name of the resource or file to fall back to if the rolesProperties file cannot be found.

roleGroupSeparator

A single character.

. (a single period)

Which character to use as the role group separator in the rolesProperties file.

5.3. DatabaseCertificate Login Module

Short name: DatabaseCertificate

Full name: org.jboss.security.auth.spi.DatabaseCertLoginModule

Parent: Certificate Login Module

The DatabaseCertificate login module adds mapping capabilities from a database table through these additional options:

Table 5.3. DatabaseCertificate Login Module Options

OptionTypeDefaultDescription

dsJndiName

A JNDI resource

java:/DefaultDS

The name of the JNDI resource storing the authentication information.

rolesQuery

prepared SQL statement

select Role,RoleGroup from Roles where PrincipalID=?

SQL prepared statement to be executed in order to map roles. It should be an equivalent to the query 'select Role, RoleGroup from Roles where PrincipalID=?', where Role is the role name and the RoleGroup column value should always be either Roles with a capital R or CallerPrincipal.

suspendResume

true or false

true

Whether any existing JTA transaction should be suspended during database operations.

transactionManagerJndiName

JNDI Resource

java:/TransactionManager

The JNDI name of the transaction manager used by the login module.

Chapter 6. Login Modules for EJBs and Remoting

6.1. Remoting Login Module

Short name: Remoting

Full name: org.jboss.as.security.remoting.RemotingLoginModule

Parent: AbstractServer Login Module

The Remoting login module allows remote EJB invocations, coming in over remoting, to perform a SASL-based authentication. This allows the remote user to establish their identity via SASL and have that identity be used for authentication and authorization when making that EJB invocation.

Table 6.1. Remoting Login Module Options

OptionTypeDefaultDescription

useClientCert

boolean

false

If true, the login module will obtain the SSLSession of the connection and substitute the peer’s X509Certificate in place of the password.

6.2. Client Login Module

Short name: Client

Full name: org.jboss.security.ClientLoginModule

Client login module is an implementation of login module for use by JBoss EAP clients when establishing caller identity and credentials. This creates a new SecurityContext, assigns it a principal and a credential and sets the SecurityContext to the ThreadLocal security context. Client login module is the only supported mechanism for a client to establish the current thread’s caller. Both standalone client applications, and server environments, acting as JBoss EAP EJB clients where the security environment has not been configured to use the JBoss EAP security subsystem transparently, must use Client login module.

Note

It is also possible to configure interceptors within an EJB and the remote client to change the identity of the caller. The ejb-security-interceptors quickstart that ships with JBoss EAP provides a complete working example.

Warning

This login module does not perform any authentication. It merely copies the login information provided to it into the server EJB invocation layer for subsequent authentication on the server. Within JBoss EAP, this is only supported for the purpose of switching a user’s identity for in-JVM calls. This is NOT supported for remote clients to establish an identity.

Table 6.2. Client Login Module Options

OptionTypeDefaultDescription

multi-threaded

true or false

true

Set to true if each thread has its own principal and credential storage. Set to false to indicate that all threads in the VM share the same identity and credential.

password-stacking

useFirstPass or false

false

Set to useFirstPass to indicate that this login module should look for information stored in the LoginContext to use as the identity. This option can be used when stacking other login modules with this one.

restore-login-identity

true or false

false

Set to true if the identity and credential seen at the start of the login() method should be restored after the logout() method is invoked.

Chapter 8. Custom Login Modules

In cases where the login modules bundled with the JBoss EAP security framework do not meet the needs of the security environment, a custom login module implementation may be written. The org.jboss.security.AuthenticationManager requires a particular usage pattern of the Subject principals set. A full understanding of the JAAS Subject class’s information storage features and the expected usage of these features are required to write a login module that works with the org.jboss.security.AuthenticationManager. Custom login modules must be implementations of javax.security.auth.spi.LoginModule. Refer to the API documentation for more information about creating a custom authentication module.

Chapter 9. Authorization Modules

The following modules provide authorization services:

CodeClass

DenyAll

org.jboss.security.authorization.modules.AllDenyAuthorizationModule

PermitAll

org.jboss.security.authorization.modules.AllPermitAuthorizationModule

Delegating

org.jboss.security.authorization.modules.DelegatingAuthorizationModule

Web

org.jboss.security.authorization.modules.web.WebAuthorizationModule

JACC

org.jboss.security.authorization.modules.JACCAuthorizationModule

XACML

org.jboss.security.authorization.modules.XACMLAuthorizationModule

AbstractAuthorizationModule
This is the base authorization module which has to be overridden and provides a facility for delegating to other authorization modules. This base authorization module also provides a delegateMap property to the overriding class, which allows for delegation modules to be declared for specific components. This enables more specialized classes to handle the authorization for each layer, for example web, ejb, etc, since the information used to authorize a user may vary between the resources being accessed. For instance, an authorization module may be based on permissions, yet have different permission types for the web and ejb resources. By default, the authorization module would be forced to deal with all possible resource and permission types, but configuring the delegateMap option allows the module to delegate to specific classes for different resource types. The delegateMap option takes a comma-separated list of modules, each of which is prefixed by the component it relates to, for example <module-option name="delegateMap">web=xxx.yyy.MyWebDelegate,ejb=xxx.yyy.MyEJBDelegate</module-option>.
Important

When configuring the delegateMap option, every delegate must implement the authorize(Resource) method and have it call the invokeDelegate(Resource) method in same way the provided authorization modules do. Failure to do so will result in the delegate not getting called.

AllDenyAuthorizationModule
This is a simple authorization module that always denies an authorization request. No configuration options are available.
AllPermitAuthorizationModule
This is a simple authorization module that always permits an authorization request. No configuration options are available.
DelegatingAuthorizationModule
This is the default authorization module that delegates decision making to the configured delegates. This module also supports the delegateMap option.
WebAuthorizationModule
This is the default web authorization module with the default Tomcat authorization logic, permit all.
JACCAuthorizationModule
This module enforces JACC semantics using two delegates, WebJACCPolicyModuleDelegate for web container authorization requests and EJBJACCPolicyModuleDelegate for EJB container requests. This module also supports the delegateMap option.
XACMLAuthorizationModule
This module enforces XACML authorization using two delegates for web and EJB containers, WebXACMLPolicyModuleDelegate and EJBXACMLPolicyModuleDelegate. It creates a PDP object based on registered policies and evaluates web or EJB requests against it. This module also supports the delegateMap option.

Chapter 10. Security Mapping Modules

The following security mapping modules are provided in JBoss EAP.

ClassCodeType

org.jboss.security.mapping.providers.role.PropertiesRolesMappingProvider

PropertiesRoles

role

org.jboss.security.mapping.providers.role.SimpleRolesMappingProvider

SimpleRoles

role

org.jboss.security.mapping.providers.DeploymentRolesMappingProvider

DeploymentRoles

role

org.jboss.security.mapping.providers.role.DatabaseRolesMappingProvider

DatabaseRoles

role

org.jboss.security.mapping.providers.role.LdapRolesMappingProvider

LdapRoles

role

org.jboss.security.mapping.providers.attribute.LdapAttributeMappingProvider

LdapAttributes

attribute

org.jboss.security.mapping.providers.DeploymentRoleToRolesMappingProvider

 

role

org.jboss.security.mapping.providers.attribute.DefaultAttributeMappingProvider

 

attribute

Note

The mapping module functionality is only invoked for role type mapping modules. To invoke other mapping module types, the mapping functionality needs to be invoked in the application or in a custom login module.

10.1. PropertiesRolesMappingProvider

Code: PropertiesRoles

Class: org.jboss.security.mapping.providers.role.PropertiesRolesMappingProvider

Type: role

A MappingProvider that reads roles from a properties file in the following format: username=role1,role2,…​

OptionTypeDefaultDescription

rolesProperties

String

roles.properties

Properties formatted file name. Expansion of JBoss EAP variables can be used in form of ${jboss.variable}.

10.2. SimpleRolesMappingProvider

Code: SimpleRoles

Class: org.jboss.security.mapping.providers.role.SimpleRolesMappingProvider

Type: role

A simple MappingProvider that reads roles from the options map. The option attribute name is the name of principal to assign roles to and the attribute value is the comma-separated role names to assign to the principal. ⁠

Example

<module-option name="JavaDuke" value="JBossAdmin,Admin"/>
<module-option name="joe" value="Users"/>

10.3. DeploymentRolesMappingProvider

Code: DeploymentRoles

Class: org.jboss.security.mapping.providers.DeploymentRolesMappingProvider

Type: role

A Role Mapping Module that takes into consideration a principal to roles mapping that can be done in jboss-web.xml and jboss-app.xml deployment descriptors.

Example

<jboss-web>
...
​  <security-role>
​      <role-name>Support</role-name>
​      <principal-name>Mark</principal-name>
​      <principal-name>Tom</principal-name>
​  </security-role>
...
</jboss-web>

10.4. DatabaseRolesMappingProvider

Code: DatabaseRoles

Class: org.jboss.security.mapping.providers.role.DatabaseRolesMappingProvider

Type: role

A MappingProvider that reads roles from a database.

OptionTypeDefaultDescription

dsJndiName

String

 

JNDI name of data source used to map roles to the user.

rolesQuery

String

 

This option should be a prepared statement equivalent to select RoleName from Roles where User=?. ? is substituted with current principal name.

suspendResume

boolean

true

If true, will suspend and later resume transaction associated with current thread while performing search for roles.

transactionManagerJndiName

String

java:/TransactionManager

JNDI name of transaction manager.

10.5. LdapRolesMappingProvider

Code: LdapRoles

Class: org.jboss.security.mapping.providers.role.LdapRolesMappingProvider

Type: role

A mapping provider that assigns roles to an user using an LDAP server to search for the roles.

OptionTypeDefaultDescription

bindDN

String

 

The DN used to bind against the LDAP server for the user and roles queries. This DN needs read and search permissions on the baseCtxDN and rolesCtxDN values.

bindCredential

String

 

The password for the bindDN. This can be encrypted via the vault mechanism.

rolesCtxDN

String

 

The fixed DN of the context to search for user roles. This is not the DN where the actual roles are, but the DN where the objects containing the user roles are. For example, in a Microsoft Active Directory server, this is the DN where the user account is.

roleAttributeID

String

role

The LDAP attribute which contains the names of authorization roles.

roleAttributeIsDN

boolean

false

Whether or not the roleAttributeID contains the fully-qualified DN of a role object. If false, the role name is taken from the value of the roleNameAttributeId attribute of the context name. Certain directory schemas, such as Microsoft Active Directory, require this attribute to be set to true.

roleNameAttributeID

String

name

Name of the attribute within the roleCtxDN context which contains the role name. If the roleAttributeIsDN property is set to true, this property is used to find the role object’s name attribute.

parseRoleNameFromDN

boolean

false

A flag indicating if the DN returned by a query contains the roleNameAttributeID. If set to true, the DN is checked for the roleNameATtributeID. If set to false, the DN is not checked for the roleNameAttributeID. This flag can improve the performance of LDAP queries.

roleFilter

String

 

A search filter used to locate the roles associated with the authenticated user. The input username or userDN obtained from the login module callback is substituted into the filter anywhere a {0} expression is used. An example search filter that matches on the input username is (member={0}).

roleRecursion

number

0

The numbers of levels of recursion the role search will go below a matching context. Disable recursion by setting this to 0.

searchTimeLimit

number

10000

The timeout in milliseconds for the user/role searches.

searchScope

String

SUBTREE_SCOPE

The search scope to use.

10.6. LdapAttributeMappingProvider

Code: LdapAttributes

Class: org.jboss.security.mapping.providers.attribute.LdapAttributeMappingProvider

Type: attribute

Maps attributes from LDAP to the subject. The options include whatever options your LDAP JNDI provider supports. ⁠

Examples of Standard Property Names

Context.INITIAL_CONTEXT_FACTORY = "java.naming.factory.initial"
Context.SECURITY_PROTOCOL = "java.naming.security.protocol"
Context.PROVIDER_URL = "java.naming.provider.url"
Context.SECURITY_AUTHENTICATION = "java.naming.security.authentication"

OptionTypeDefaultDescription

bindDN

String

 

The DN used to bind against the LDAP server for the user and roles queries. This DN needs read and search permissions on the baseCtxDN and rolesCtxDN values.

bindCredential

String

 

The password for the bindDN. This can be encrypted if the jaasSecurityDomain is specified.

baseCtxDN

String

 

The fixed DN of the context to start the user search from.

baseFilter

String

 

A search filter used to locate the context of the user to authenticate. The input username or userDN as obtained from the login module callback is substituted into the filter anywhere a {0} expression is used. This substitution behavior comes from the standard DirContext.search(Name, String, Object[], SearchControls cons) method. A common example search filter is (uid={0}).

searchTimeLimit

number

10000

The timeout in milliseconds for the user/role searches.

attributeList

String

 

A comma-separated list of attributes for the user. For example, mail,cn,sn,employeeType,employeeNumber.

jaasSecurityDomain

String

 

The JaasSecurityDomain to use to decrypt the java.naming.security.credentials. The encrypted form of the password is that returned by the JaasSecurityDomain#decode64(String) method. The org.jboss.security.plugins.PBEUtils can also be used to generate the encrypted form.

10.7. DeploymentRoleToRolesMappingProvider

Class: org.jboss.security.mapping.providers.DeploymentRoleToRolesMappingProvider

Type: role

A Role to Roles Mapping Module that takes into consideration a role to roles mapping. This can be defined in the deployment descriptors jboss-web.xml and jboss-app.xml. In this case all the principal-name elements denote the roles that will replace the given role in role-name. ⁠

Example

<jboss-web>
...
​    <security-role>
​      <role-name>Employee</role-name>
​      <principal-name>Support</principal-name>
​      <principal-name>Sales</principal-name>
    </security-role>
...
</jboss-web>

In the above example, each principal having the role Employee will have this role replaced with Support and Sales. If it is desired for the principal to retain the Employee role as well as gain the Support and Sales roles, <principal-name>Employee</principal-name> should be added.

Note

This mapping provider does not have a code associated with it so the full class name must be in the code field when configuring.

10.8. DefaultAttributeMappingProvider

Class: org.jboss.security.mapping.providers.attribute.DefaultAttributeMappingProvider

Type: attribute

Checks module and locates principal name from mapping context to create attribute email address from module option named principalName + .email and maps it to the given principal.

Example

<module-option name="admin.email" value="jduke@redhat.com"/>

In the above example, the attribute email with a value jduke@redhat.com is added for the principal admin.

Note

This mapping provider does not have a code associated with it so the full class name must be in the code field when configuring.





Revised on 2017-06-27 14:27:03 EDT

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